Wednesday, October 17, 2012

plod on.

The first bite of the apple was mealy. That should have been my sign to discontinue. But I'm so tired and feeling so unwell and I haven't had anything for lunch. A protein shake at o'dark hundred isn't enough to sustain one into the afternoon. So I munch on.

"Popples"
My apples of late have been plagued. They have shown up with bite marks on each one and in no apparent order. I think they have fallen victim to my almost 2 year old. He loves his "Popples". And so his sweet little teeth indentations cover each apple.

I've been sick since Friday. And it's seriously been several months since I've been to a Sunday church meeting because I'm home with someone who is sick or I've been sick myself.

This time I've had pink eye and head/ chest cold congestion. Mike seemed to have been stricken with the flu or something since Saturday. We're both not well but we march on. He's had work so he's been working. I'm at home managing kids. Getting them off the bus. Feeding them lunch. Helping with homework. Scrounging up strength to get through the next task. But I have an hour and a half before Libby and Samuel need to be picked up and so I'm going to eat this apple and read my book and fall asleep while Peter's napping and the twins are entertained.

Oh the glorious nap. It is a balm to tired mothers everywhere. If only we'd be smart enough to take them when our kids take them instead of frantically trying to catch up on cleaning, baking, communicating, crafting, or any other thing we hope to do or would really like to do, or just plain need to do.

Rest is a gift. So I'm going to take it. And I'll write again another day....

2 comments:

Sarah said...

I hope it was a great nap and gave you the rest you needed. I'm all for naps over cleaning - the house will be cleaner when the kids are grown... For now, it's just "home"...

Feel better soon!

Sarah said...

I hope it was a great nap and gave you the rest you needed. I'm all for naps over cleaning - the house will be cleaner when the kids are grown... For now, it's just "home"...

Feel better soon!